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Jeanne Muchnick

Features Editor jmuchnick@dailyvoice.com

Jeanne Muchnick, Daily Voice Features Editor, has covered everything from baby advice for Parents Magazine to travel finds for The Rough Guides to human interest features for The New York Times to lifestyle insights for prevention.com. She has been a Senior Editor at top national women's magazines including Woman's World and Woman's Day and was instrumental in the launch of Gannett's InTown, Rockland and Putnam magazines. She is also the author of Dinner for Busy Moms. Among her favorite things to write about: Her neighbors and surrounding communities. So email her and fill her in on what's happening near you.

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  1. Carole's In Hyde Park Wins 'Top Dog' In DVlicious Hotdog Contest

    Carole's In Hyde Park Wins 'Top Dog' In DVlicious Hotdog Contest

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Carole's, beloved for its super-friendly hostess behind the food truck --  hello Carole Cursco -- has the best hotdogs in Dutchess. So say you, our Daily Voice readers, who awarded the Hyde Park eatery with 45 percent of the vote. The iconic food truck, in Hyde Park 20 years and counting, is known for its old-time customer service and 100 percent beef natural casings ...

  2. Poll: Harry Potter Turns 20: How Will You Celebrate, Dutchess?

    Poll: Harry Potter Turns 20: How Will You Celebrate, Dutchess?

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y.- Hard to believe that it was 20 years ago today --June 26  -- that the first Harry Potter book was published in the U.K.What will you do to celebrate, Dutchess? 

  3. Final Hours Are Here: Vote For Dutchess County's DVlicious Best 'Dogs'

    Final Hours Are Here: Vote For Dutchess County's DVlicious Best 'Dogs'

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. --  Who has the best hotdogs in the county? It's up to you, Dutchess.Three finalists are in the running for the county's DVlicious best. You have until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Recaps follow:Carole's Hot Dogs, Hyde ParkNoshi’s Coney Island, PoughkeepsieSmith Street Hot Dogs, Poughkeepsie 

  4. Peace, Love, Pork: New Eatery Plans July Opening In Wappingers Falls

    Peace, Love, Pork: New Eatery Plans July Opening In Wappingers Falls

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Peace. Love. Pork. Such is the mantra of Heritage Food + Drink, a new American farm-to-table restaurant set to open mid to late July in Wappingers Falls.Owner Jesse Camac, a Poughkeepsie resident and 12-year veteran of the restaurant industry, said his goal is to promote Heritage's commitment to farm-to-table, with a focus on quality and simplicity. "We ...

  5. Have You Voted For Dutchess County's Best Hotdogs?

    Have You Voted For Dutchess County's Best Hotdogs?

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The deadline for voting for Dutchess County's best hotdogs is nearing its end. Have you clicked and picked your choice?Three finalists are in the running for the county's DVlicious best. You have until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Recaps follow:Carole's Hot Dogs, Hyde ParkNoshi’s Coney Island, PoughkeepsieSmith Street ...

  6. Cheers To Dutchess: A New Vodka 'Blooms' In Millerton

    Cheers To Dutchess: A New Vodka 'Blooms' In Millerton

    MILLERTON, N.Y. -- You'd think Leslie Farhangi would be busy enough tending to a dozen retired horses and one rescue donkey, not to mention catering to her busy household which includes two sons, two dogs, two cats and a 200-acre farm.But the founder of Three Meadows Spirits and Peony Vodka, always knew she wanted to start her own business and do something different.The Stanford ...

  7. Who Let The Dogs Out? Celebrate 'Bring Your Dog To Work Day,' Dutchess

    Who Let The Dogs Out? Celebrate 'Bring Your Dog To Work Day,' Dutchess

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y.-- Will you be bringing a furry friend to work today?Friday, June 23 is "Bring Your Dog to Work Day," a holiday that originated in 1999 by Pet Sitter as a way to foster adoptions.According to research from Virginia Commonwealth University (and published in the International Journal of Workplace Management), having dogs in the office boosts job satisfaction ...

  8. Amazon's 'Red Oaks' Films In Hudson Valley

    Amazon's 'Red Oaks' Films In Hudson Valley

    PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- If you're near Pearl River's Central Avenue on Tuesday, June 20, you may notice some commotion.That's because Amazon's "Red Oaks," starring Craig Roberts, is filming there, according to On Location Vacations.The comedy, shooting for its third and final season, revolves around a young student (Roberts) who works as a tennis pro at the prestigious Red Oaks ...

  9. White Wine Anyone? Clinton Vineyards Celebrates New Vintage With A Party

    White Wine Anyone? Clinton Vineyards Celebrates New Vintage With A Party

    CLINTON CORNERS, N.Y. -- Pop the cork!Clinton Vineyards will release its 40th vintage of Seyval Blanc on Saturday, June 24 and to mark the occasion Vineyard Owner Phyllis Feder is inviting the public to attend a celebration complete with tastings, music, and a pop-up farmers market.The event will include local vendors such as Crown Maple Syrup, Canoe Hill Café, Hoofprint Cheese, Beacon ...

  10. Who Has Dutchess County's Best Hotdogs?

    Who Has Dutchess County's Best Hotdogs?

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The "weenie wars" have begun.Three finalists -- all of which were profiled this week -- are in the running for the county's DVlicious best hotdog. Grab some ketchup and read below for a recap; then vote.You have until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Carole's Hot Dogs, Hyde ParkNoshi’s Coney Island, ...

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